Cooktown to Cape Flattery

Yay for Telstra! We still have internet!! This may be the last post for a while as the internet quality at Lizard Island and beyond is more than questionable… We had a wonderful day sailing yesterday with a good solid breeze on a beam reach. Great to feel Roobi come alive under our feet. Our track Continue reading

Seppeltsfield Winery

Back in 2014 I toured Half Moon Bay with the Get Reading team and I had the pleasure of speaking at a high tea in the Seppeltsfield Winery. I promised Graham I’d take him back one day as it is a beautiful winery with a rich history. While we were in Adelaide for the RWA Continue reading

Congratulations to all the RUBY winners!

Congratulations to all the 2016 Romantic Book for the Year winners. The results were announced at the recent RWA Gala dinner in Adelaide – and what a fabulous night that was too! You can find all the details  at the RWA Blog. Special congrats to Michelle Somers, whose Romantic Suspense story, ‘Lethal in Love’, took Continue reading

Why are ships so fascinating?

It seems I am my father’s daughter… I don’t know whether my fascination with ships started with Dad being an engineer on oil tankers or whether it’s a genetic thing, but the older I get the worse it gets! I was delighted to find a bulk sugar carrier in Mourilyan Harbour when we sailed through Continue reading

Wild old night on the anchor!

It seems we tangle with East Coast Lows more than we’d like to… Years ago we were camping on Fraser Island when one of these intense weather systems roared down the coast. Whilst most people left the island we simply relocated to Central Station and then hung on to the tent all night! We spent Continue reading

Murder, Mayhem and Men On Pause

Today I have a special guest for you. Sandy Curtis is a writer from Bundaberg who paved the way for Australian Romantic Suspense stories. Her latest release is out on the shelves now and takes readers in a slightly different direction. A bankrupt husband. A marriage on the rocks. A cop more sexy than the Continue reading

ARRA Awards 2015

Congratulations to the Australian Romance Readers Association and its organising committee who staged another successful awards night at Cello’s Restaurant in Sydney last Saturday. It’s always wonderful to catch up with readers and writers and celebrate our genre in style! Congratulations also to the winners: Favourite Cover: The Horse Thief by Tea Cooper. Strongest Heroine: Continue reading

A lovely start to 2016

I’m absolutely delighted that Northern Heat is a finalist in the Australian Romance Readers Awards in the Favourite Romantic Suspense category as well as the Favourite Cover (thanks to Penguin’s wonderful cover designers and Ali Watts!) and also the Strongest Heroine Category for Kristy Dark. It’s very special to find so many readers connected with Continue reading

Booktopia’s Annual Poll is back!

Booktopia’s Favourite Australian Author Poll I’ve made it through to Heat 1 – a huge thank you to all the lovely people who nominated me! Now the voting begins, so drop by the Booktopia Blog and vote for all of your favourite authors. Heat 1 closes at midnight tonight and be sure to drop back Continue reading

Travels in the Top End with Annie Seaton

I’m delighted to welcome Annie Seaton to the blog today to talk about the research for her new release, KAKADU SUNSET. I loved the story, particularly the evocative sense of place. It’s so real! To celebrate the release we’re giving away a copy of KAKADU SUNSET to one lucky commentor (Australian readers only). Share the Continue reading